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Professors: Sakoulas (Chair), Sharpe; Associate Professors: Anderson, Nowak, Cui; Assistant Professors: Spitzhoff


The visual arts represent one of the basic means of human communication. In its courses, programs, and facilities the Art Department provides undergraduates with a solid foundation in the methods and theories in the creation and study of the visual arts. The department offers a range of experiences from introductory to advanced courses in Studio Art and Art History. Students have the opportunity to explore drawing, two- and three- dimensional design, ceramics, computer art, sculpture, photography, painting, and printmaking, and they may study major periods, themes, and critical issues of Art History. They are also exposed to the new technologies and perspectives that are radically changing the way art is being made and studied. State of the art computer art labs supports a rapidly expanding computer art area.

The Art Department is firmly committed to a Liberal Arts Education. It consequently offers a 39 s.h. Art Major with concentrations in Art History, Design, Drawing and Printmaking, Painting, Photography, 3-D Studio, New Media and General Studio. Students are given the opportunity to select a B.A. or B.S. degree. A 15 s.h. Foundation Requirement ensures students have a grounding in basic drawing and design skills as well as exposure to Art History and the critical language of art. The Concentrations allow the student to focus in a particular area.

The Art Department also offers a 36 s.h. major in Computer Art. In this program, students are given foundations in traditional studio skills and Art History. After being introduced to the new digital technologies in a foundation Computer Art course, students are then allowed to explore the different areas of this rapidly developing field including 3D Animation, Digital Video, Web Design, Digital Print, Graphic/Publication Design, 3D Modeling, and Digital Photography.


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(with Concentrations in Art History, Design, Drawing & Printmaking, General Studio, New Media, Painting, Photography, 3-D Studio)

Computer Art


Art Studio (not a professional Art Education program)

Art History

Computer Art

Requirements for the Minors

Studio Art: 24 s.h. in art, including 3 s.h. of Art History. 12 s.h. to be selected on an elective basis (additional elective credits in art are optional).

Art History: 18 s.h. in Art History.

Computer Art: 18 s.h. in studio and computer courses.

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